"everything That Rises Must Converge" - Flannery O'connor - 1961 - Research Article from Literary Themes: Race and Prejudice

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Flannery O'Connor's short story "Everything that Rises Must Converge" was originally published in 1961 in New World Writing. By the time of its publication, O'Connor was already an acclaimed Southern writer known for fiction that often employed violence and the grotesque to convey a message. The violent episodes in her fiction provide opportunities for characters to receive spiritual redemption, though they do not always obtain it. As a practicing Catholic, O'Connor believed it was necessary to use violence and depravity in her stories in order to, as Patricia S. Yaeger notes in the "Flannery O'Connor" entry in Modern American Women Writers, "make modern perversions visible to a nonreligious audience accustomed to seeing perversions as 'natural.'"

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